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June 11, 2013

Ottumwa splits road games with Indians

INDIANOLA – When Chris Peden looks back on this season, the bottom half of Ottumwa's doubleheader at Indianola may pop out as a watershed moment.

Peden's two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning salvaged what could have been a rough night for the Bulldogs, who had already lost game one 4-3. But, instead of being swept by a CIML Metro Conference rival, Ottumwa, thanks to Peden's hit, prevailed 2-1 over the Indians. And, for Peden, who has struggled at the plate this season, the hit may prove to be a real confidence booster.

"I think Chris had very good approaches," Ottumwa coach John Jaeger said. "He had some things technique-wise that caused him not to be successful [earlier in the season]. We made a few changes, and in the last couple of days, his approaches have been really good."

Kyle Keck took the loss on the mound in the first game despite a solid outing. Keck allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out four and walking two. He was relieved by Cooper Smith, who allowed two hits in two innings.

Ottumwa's offense received a parade of doubles from Seth Griffiths, Kyle Keck, Spencer Fuller and Seth Staton in the front half of the doubleheader. Keck helped his own cause offensively by going 2-3 at the plate with two RBI and Griffiths went 2-4.

In the nightcap, the Indians hung a run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. Neither team managed to get another run across the plate until the seventh when Peden delivered his all-important two-run double.

Bryce Ward started game two for the Bulldogs and pitched five strong innings before he was replaced by Cody Miller, who ended up picking up the win in his two innings of work on the mound. Ward allowed one earned run on three hits while striking out three and Miller struck out two and surrendered three hits to the Indians.

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